Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) known as on her celebration Sunday to maneuver on from former President Donald Trump, saying in an interview on “Face The Nation” on CBS that he’s peddling his outdated lies and persevering with to wage “war on the Constitution.”
In an incendiary speech Saturday at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser for the Republican National Committee, Trump but once more baselessly claimed the election had been illegally stolen from him. He attacked former Vice President Mike Pence for missing “the courage” to block voters’ choice of Joe Biden as president. He expressed no regrets about, nor remorse for, the deadly Capitol riot, The Washington Post reported.
“The former president is using the same language that he knows provoked violence on January 6th,” Cheney mentioned of the speech. “As a party, we need to be focused on the future. We need to be focused on embracing the Constitution — not embracing insurrection.”
The “election wasn’t stolen,” she flatly declared. “There was a judicial process in place. If you attack the judicial process and you attack the rule of law, you aren’t defending the Constitution. You’re at war with the Constitution,” the lawmaker added. “For us as a party going forward, we have to embrace the Constitution and we also have to put forward positive solutions.”
Cheney additionally spoke about fellow Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), calling the intercourse trafficking allegations in opposition to him “sickening.”
Cheney mentioned she would await the outcomes of assorted investigations of his actions regarding doable intercourse trafficking of an underage woman, and issues about doable ethics violations. But she added that as a mom of daughters, “the charges certainly are sickening.” Gaetz has denied all allegations in opposition to him.
Gaetz bashed Cheney early this 12 months after she voted to question Trump for incitement of rebel on the Capitol, and held a rally in her state calling for her ouster.
Cheney wasn’t the one Republican upset by Trump’s speech.
“Anything that’s divisive is a concern and is not helpful for us fighting the battles in Washington and at the state level,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson mentioned on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) referred in a tweet to Trump’s assault in his speech on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as a “dumb son of a bitch.” Kinzinger famous sarcastically: “Classy as always.” He added: “I remember when my fellow Republicans would have condemned this stuff but, that was a whole four years ago.”
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